Research Output per year
Caleb's research focuses on two major dimensions of the future of work. One, creating green jobs and the interlinking of greening work, the broader economy and contemporary society. Two, the 'gig' economy and its implications for workers, organisations, public policy and society.
This research experience was gained via the completion of a PhD in 2013 at Curtin University. The research built a case study methodology to understand the ways in which the Australian political economic milieu affects workplace response and efforts to ‘green’ automotive manufacturing. Much of the analysis was drawn from in depth qualitative interviews with key political, industry and union leaders in Australia. The thesis also drew on international experiences to contextualise and contrast the Australian workplace response to pressing environmental issues such as climate change. This research was published in 2014 as a book 'Greening Auto Jobs: A Critical Analysis of the Green Job Solution' ISBN 978-0-7391-8980-1
In 2015, Caleb completed a one year Post-Doctorate at York University, Canada, and is currently a co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada research project entitled “Adapting Canadian Work and Workplace: Canada in International Perspective” and holds a research fellowship position at the University of Western Australia.
Caleb is the Chief Investigator of a University of Western Australia research project examining work and workers lived experiences in the ‘gig economy’.
PhD, Curtin University (2013)
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) (Honours), Curtin University (2008)
Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology and Politics), Curtin University (2007)
Roles and responsibilities
Co-Investigator - Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada
Executive Committee Member, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
Work in the Gig Economy
Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Partnership Grants program. 2014-2021. CAD$2.5 million.
Research Fellow & Sessional Academic, Management and Organisations, Business School, University of Western Australia (2016)
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada (2015)
P/T Research Associate/Tutor, Management and Organisations, Business School, University of Western Australia (2013-14)
Casual Research Assistant, Lecturer/Tutor, Graduate School of Business and School of Management, Curtin University (2012-14)
Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change
Climate Change, Workplaces and Organisations in Australia
Work in the Gig Economy
Engineering Service Work, Global Production Networks & Employment Relations in Australian Mining
2018 University of Western Australia, MGMT5507 Introduction to Management and Organisations
2018 University of Western Australia, MGMT1136 Introduction to Management and Organisations
Future of Work
Work & Environmental Issues
Organisations & Climate Change
Radio Interview with Josh Szeps, The People vs Programme, ‘The People vs work’, ABC Radio National, 9 September 2018, http://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pew31KkB4L?play=true
Interview for online article, ‘Online food delivery company Foodora facing legal action over alleged underpayment of staff’, ABC News, 12 June 2018, http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-12/foodora-online-delivery-company-faces-legal-action-over-pay/9861178
Radio Interview with Geoff Hutchinson, Drive Program, ABC Perth 720, 31 January 2018, http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/drive/drive/9359650
Radio Interview with Peter Bell and Paula Kruger, Breakfast Program, ABC Perth 720, 31 January 2018, http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/breakfast/breakfast/9359644
‘McKenny, L & Keep, J. (2017). ‘The food delivery cyclists risking their lives in high-speed tunnels’. SBS Australia, 16 November 2017 http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/15/food-delivery-cyclists-risking-their-lives-high-speed-tunnels
Radio Interview with Clint Wheeldon, ‘Being exploited and breaching your visa: the limited choices of the food delivery worker’, ABC Perth 720, 21 August 2017
Radio Interview with Gareth Evan, ‘Gig Work’, 6PR 882, 19 June 2017.
‘The growing popularity of the concept of a “just transition”’ Workplace Express, 7 March, 2017.
Madel, C. ‘Your green car could cause black rain in China’ interviewed for the National Observer28 July, 2015. http://www.nationalobserver.com/2015/07/28/news/your-green-car-could-cause-black-rain-china
‘York researchers analyze the greening of green technology’ Yfile15 July, 2015.
‘To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems’ Radio InterviewIndymediaRTR FM 92.1, 5 January, 2015
‘Episode 81: To Capitalism! The Cause of…and Solution to…All Environmental Problems’ Podcast interview on Progressive Podcast Australia, 6 January, 2015
‘Sustainable Capitalism’ Radio InterviewIndymediaRTR FM 92.1, 1 October 2012.
‘Environmental sustainability clauses in just 1.5% of agreements’ Workplace Express, 25 June 2012. Interviewed for and quoted in the workplace express article
INDUSTRY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP REPORTS
Lambert, R., Ellem, B., Todd, P. & Goods, C(2017) ‘Engineering Service Work, Global Production Networks & Employment Relations in Australian Mining’, final report to the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union.
Goods, C(2017), ‘Sustainability and Work: What does global warming have to do with my pay cheque?’, Australian Council of Trade Unions’ Training Workshop 2017, Perth, Western Australia, 18 August 2017
Todd, P and Goods, C(2016) ‘The Future of Work and IR: What can we learn from the mining engineering services industry?’,Industrial Relations Society of Western Australia State Conference 2016, Perth, Western Australia, 18 November 2016
Ellem, B., Todd, P., Lambert, R., Goods, C., Rainnie, A., ‘Global Production Networks, Managing Uncertainty and Labour in Australia, IndustriALL Global Caterpillar Network Meeting, Detroit, USA, 15th June 2016
Lambert, R., Todd, P., Ellem, B., Rainnie, A., Herod, A., Goods, C., ‘Global Production Networks in Engineering & Mining Service Companies: the impact on workers and the work they do’, AMWU Delegate Training Workshop, Sydney, Australia 17th June 2014
Barratt, T., Goods, C. & Veen, A (2018) ‘Submission to the Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers’, Australian Senate, Canberra 16 February 2018, https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Future_of_Work_and_Workers/FutureofWork/Submissions
Co-Investigator Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change, York University Toronto1 Jan 2015 → 1 Jan 2021
- Work And Climate Change
- Organisations And Climate Change
- Environmental Policy
- Future Of Work
- 'Gig' Economy
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
Platform-capital’s ‘App-etite’ for control: A labour process analysis of food-delivery work in AustraliaVeen, A., Barratt, T. & Goods, C., 25 Mar 2019, In : Work, Employment and Society. 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paper › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Management and Control Via Apps: A Qualitative Study of Australian Gig Worker Experiences across Two Platform-Based AppsGoods, C., Veen, A. & Barratt, T., 17 Jul 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Conference presentation/ephemera
Caleb Goods, Alex Veen & Tom Barrett
1 media contribution
Press/Media: Press / Media